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The First Forty-Nine Stories
Author: Ernest Hemingway

ISBN: 9780099339212
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 5 January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.2 x 3.3
This is a collection of Hemingway's first forty-nine short stories, featuring a brief introduction by the author and lesser known as well as familiar tales, including "Up in Michigan", "Fifty Grand", and "The Light of the World", and the "Snows of Kilimanjaro", "Winner Take Nothing" and "Men Without Women" collections.

'There are many kinds of stories in this book. I hope you will find some that you like. . . In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had put it on the grindstone and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well-oiled in the closet, but unused. ' Ernest Hemingway, from his Preface

'Mr Hemingway, applying that quick eye and wrist of his to the rings of the boxer and bull-fighter, achieves some unforgettable reporting of the world in which blood is argument. . . The author's exceptional gift...

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